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Fritos Dessert Bars – The Perfect Combination Of Salty And Sweet

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When it comes to bringing a dessert to parties there are several standards. Cookies and brownies are often the go to as they are easy for people to grab and eat. Next time it’s your turn to bring a dessert shake things up with these amazing Fritos dessert bars!

Fritos Dessert Bars - The Perfect Combination of Salty and Sweet

Fritos Dessert Bars – The Perfect Combination of Salty and Sweet

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What is it about the combination of salty and sweet? Combining the two together just seems to hit the spot no matter which one you’re craving.

These Fritos Dessert Bars are seriously the best salty and sweet treat I’ve ever had.

The recipe comes from a friend of my mom’s. He gave her the recipe several years ago and we’ve both made it many times. It is such an easy recipe to make which is must in my book. I just don’t have enough time for making complicated recipes.

These Frito Scoop bars are always a hit. They usually are quite a conversation item as well because people often aren’t sure what they are. Once they find out they always have to give them a try. I’ve never heard anything but raves about these bars after someone has tried them.  They are just so good!

Corn Chip Dessert Bars

What You Need to Make Fritos Dessert Bars

How to Make Fritos Scoop Dessert Bars

As I mentioned these dessert bars are really easy to make.  The recipe only requires five ingredients and it takes all of 10 minutes to throw together.  See, super easy!

Frito Scoops Recipe

The first thing you need to do is put a layer of Fritos Scoops in the pan. You’ll want to use a rectangular pan that’s approximately 9×13. Make sure that it’s one that you can cut in as you’ll be cutting the bars in that pan.


The easiest way to the Fritos in is to dump most of the bag of the Scoops into your pan. Then go through and turn some of them. You want to get the majority of the scoops facing up. Meaning the “scoop” part is facing up. That way when you pour the peanut butter mixture on it will get held in the scoop.

Peanut Butter Fritos Bars

Once the Fritos Scoops are ready to go it’s time to make the melted peanut butter mixture. To do this you are going to heat the sugar, peanut butter, and Karo Syrup in a pan on the stove. Heat it until boiling and then let it boil for 1 minute.


When it is done boiling remove the peanut butter mixture from the heat and pour it all over the Fritos Scoops. You want to try to distribute it as evenly as possible across all of the Scoops in the pan.

Fritos and Peanut Butter

As soon as you’re done pouring cover it well with the chocolate chips. The heat from the mixture will melt the chocolate chips, so you don’t want to add them right away.

Fritos Peanut Butter Recipe

 After you have added the chocolate chips you’re going to want to wait 20 – 30 minutes before you cut them up. This gives everything enough time to cool down and melt. Don’t wait too long to cut the bars up though because the longer they set the harder they are to cut.
Yield: 1 Bar

Fritos Dessert Bars

Fritos Bars

These Fritos Dessert Bars include both peanut butter and chocolate. This no bake Fritos Scoops recipe is so easy to make and always a hit!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Let Cool 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 Bag Fritos , Party Size
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 Cup Clear Karo Syrup
  • 1 Bag Chocolate Chips, Mini size melts best


  1. Cover bottom of a 13x9 container with Fritos.
  2. Heat sugar, peanut butter, and Karo Syrup to a boil. Let boil for 1 minute.
  3. Pour mixture evenly over Fritos.
  4. Cover well with chocolate chips.
  5. Let cool for 20-30 minutes and then cut up into bars.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 Bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241

Corn Chip Dessert Bars

There is just something about a salty  and sweet combination, and these Fritos Dessert Bars deliver it! They are seriously amazing (and oh so rich). They are a hit every time we’ve made them no matter where we’ve taken them. Plus you can’t go wrong with a no bake dessert that is easy to make!

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Sunday 27th of May 2018

these look fabulous!, I love the combination of sweet and salty! I am definitely giving these a try


Tuesday 29th of May 2018

They really are! I hope you like them!

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Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

Monday 13th of July 2015

These look amazing!

I love adding pretzels to my desserts to get that salty-crunchy-sweet thing going on, but I never though to use Fritos. YUM!

Thanks so much for sharing!


Saturday 18th of July 2015

They are as amazing as they look too! I should try adding pretzels to more desserts. That sounds really good too.

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